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BELHE -- A ban on the sale of cattle for slaughter in India's richest state is threatening to push millions of farmers into penury, deepening distress in the countryside and fanning resentment against...
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MUMBAI -- The Bombay High Court today said it would start hearing from 5 December all the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the beef ban legislation in Maharashtra. A division bench...
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For centuries we have been subjected to unfair treatment simply by virtue of our skin colour. Yet, nobody even bothered to ask us how it felt to be treated like, well, beefcake. Not a single feminist organisation came to our rescue or raised slogans on our behalf. If the cow is your maa, doesn't that make us your aunty?
Question is, when and how did the life of the supposed Holy Cow become bigger than the life a Hindu girl or a Muslim man in India? Do the Indian scriptures dictate such reverence for cows at the expense of human lives? Turns out not.
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A miasma of impending gloom envelops the Indian horizons. The extreme right-wing fanatics seem to have embarked with brazen brutality on their quest to liquidate modern intellectuals, and are likely to be involved in the deaths of MM Kalburgi, Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare. But India's current political leadership has maintained a calculated silence. For the BJP, anything remotely liberal that challenges traditional rigidities deserves instant condemnation and retaliation, a bonfire of the vanities.
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The bulls in a frozen semen farm are magnificent creatures, deemed genetically the most superior of their species for their capacity to sire high-milk yielding daughters. At about 18 months of age, healthy young bulls are inducted into dairy slavery. In a single holding stall of a bovine frozen semen factory, 40 to 60 bulls at a minimum, across species and breeds are tethered tightly, with barely two or three feet of space separating one bull from another.
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MUMBAI — Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said his government has no plans to stop slaughter of animals other than bulls and cows for meat, and that the Advocate General's statement...
Two people have approached the Bombay High Court challenging the new ban on beef in Maharashtra and stating, among other things, that it is taking away a source of nutrition. As a nutritionist, I know people need beef like people need cigarettes. In other words, they don't. In fact, they are far better off without it.
The feathery monsters have made my life a living hell and it would be really nice to see their tribe decrease. From taking over my balconies, defecating on my beautiful flowers and freshly laundered clothes to setting up cosy nests in air conditioner vents, they've done it all.
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Through religious worship of the cow, are we only concerned with protecting its "life" while ignoring its welfare or "quality of life"? Cow-slaughter laws were formed against a backdrop of strong religious and political motivations -- some of which date back several centuries. There is very little science behind these laws. In fact, a search for sound scientific literature on the subject reveals very few studies conducted in the 70s and 80s. Beyond that, the scientific community has largely ignored the issue.
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When I read the headlines about the beef ban this week, a couple thoughts struck me. A five year prison sentence for being in possession of meat! Are you kidding me? Makes the 10,000 rupee fine seem like an absurd punchline to a prison joke.
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Mumbai - Following the Maharashtra government's ban on the sale and possession of beef in the state, Bollywood celebrities like Raveena Tandon, Farhan Akhtar and Ayushmann Khurrana share their thought...